How Pakistani Celebrities Responded To Bollywood’s Warmongering

Bollywood celebrities have shown their ugly, war hungry face in the recent escalation of tensions between the arch-rivals. India’s voter base is extremely diverse in terms of caste, class, religion, linguistic identity and ethnicity. But one thing that brings them all to one page and has the same impact on everyone. This levies intense responsibility on them to measure each and every one of the word they utter well as it shapes public perceptions and behaviours.

Just yesterday, Priyanka Chopra, who also happens to be UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador was endorsing war. She was schooled by Pakistan’s Armeena Khan, who said to remind Ms Chopra of her hypocrisy every time she mentions and preaches about peace again.

This is not the first time. Even in the past, Bollywood stars have been seen exercising their political influence. For example, Amitabh Bachchan and his key role in positioning spotlight on Narendra Modi even before he became Prime Minister. Though he was already popular in Gujrat, it was Bachchan’s endorsement of Gujrat tourism helped increase his capacity.

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Bollywood couldn’t prevent itself from politicisation and it well-reflected times and times again. Even those who dared to speak against the hate narrative was labelled as well. Like back in 2015, Shahrukh Khan tried to touch upon it.

“Yes there is intolerance, there is growing intolerance. People put words in the air even before thinking. Not being secular in this country is the worst kind of crime you can do as a patriot.” – he said.

For his remarks, he was labelled Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath called him ‘terrorist like Hafiz Saeed’. But contrary to that, Pakistani celebrities and influencers have made the country proud with their responsible stance.

Here is how they responded to hate from their Indian counterparts:

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